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Local Artist Paints Famous Football Photo for Motor Neurone Disease

Rangers legend Fernando Ricksen, who suffers from Motor Neurone Disease (MND), and Celtic FC Foundation Ambassador, 12 year old Jay Beatty, took time out for a photograph together last year when they met at Celtic Park in November. The image went viral on social media with football fans and well-wishers from around the world. Now the young Celtic FC Foundation Ambassador has commissioned a local artist, Sean Mooney, to turn… read more »

Study halts progression of ALS in mice

A recent study has shown that researchers have stopped the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in one type of mouse model, for nearly two years. “We are shocked at how well this treatment can stop the progression of ALS,” said Joseph Beckman, a professor of biochemistry and biophysics in the College of Science at Oregon State University (OSU). To read more about the findings please click here.

Speechless MND sufferer finds a new voice

A Bearsden woman, who lost her speech after she was diagnosed with the debilitating motor neurone disease (MND), says that new technology has been a real lifeline. Former English teacher, Liz Ogg, who has 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters, is writing an inspiring and thought-provoking blog to help others in the same difficult situation. Liz first experienced problems with her speech three years ago and within a year she lost… read more »

MSPs Back Statutory Right to Communications Equipment

MND Scotland was delighted by yesterday’s confirmation in Parliament that MSPs will back the Scottish Government’s introduction of a statutory right to communications equipment. MND Scotland has been campaigning for this change through our ‘Let me Speak’ campaign, which was launched during MND Awareness Week in June 2015. The campaign highlighted the devastating impact of voice loss for many with MND and the need for a statutory duty to provide… read more »

MND Nurses in Scotland update

On 7th January 2015, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon MSP, committed to doubling the number of MND Specialist Nurses, in Scotland, and to ensuring that they are paid for from public funds, instead of being 80% funded by MND Scotland. The Scottish Government committed £700,000 to this pledge and as of April 2015, MND Specialist Nurses, in Scotland, have been paid from the NHS. Scottish Government funding went to the… read more »

26th International Symposium on ALS/MND

  From 11th – 13th December 2015, the 26th International Symposium on ALS/MND took place in Orlando, Florida. The symposium is the largest medical and scientific conference on ALS/MND, attracting 800 delegates from around the world. The symposium was attended by our Chief Executive, Craig Stockton and our Head of Direct Services, Bob Bestow. Here, Craig provides a summary. Day 1 At the opening of the 26th International Symposium of… read more »

Machu Picchu 2017

We’re looking for 12 MND Scotland supporters to join us in trekking Machu Picchu in 2017! Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Inca, is one of the most beautiful and enigmatic sites of the ancient world. In 2007, the city was voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and in recent years Machu Picchu trips have become extremely popular with adventurous travellers. Join our team in… read more »

What you’ve helped achieve in 2015…

Throughout 2015 your efforts in raising money and awareness for Motor Neurone Disease have been incredible. As we come to the end of one year, and prepare for another, we wanted to share some of what you have helped achieve… From winning Scottish Charity of the Year, to record breaking numbers at our Fun Run, and the introduction of our new Equipment and Adaptation grant – we couldn’t have done… read more »

Ask the Experts – Panel Discussion

If you’d like to know more about the latest ALS research, but can’t attend the International ALS Symposium in Orlando (and most of us can’t), you might like to watch the ‘live streamed’ ‘Ask the Experts – Panel Discussion’ from the comfort of your own home. The experts include Dr Lucie Bruijn, Dr Richard Bedlack, Dr Michael Bennatar and Professor Ammar Al-Chalab. It will run between 19.00 and 21.00 hours GMT or 2.00 – 4.00… read more »

Cornflower Ball – SOLD OUT!

The wait is over! The Cornflower Ball is back! Tickets for the 2016 Cornflower Ball are now SOLD OUT!! We apologise to those who missed out, please contact lisa [dot] glenday [at] mndscotland [dot] org [dot] uk to be added to the waiting list in case of any cancellations. Join us on Friday 11th March at the Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow for an evening of dinner, dancing and charity fundraising…… read more »